1. New commenting system up and running, thanks to Haloscan.
2. The Italian police have issued a photofit of what they think Bernardo 'the Tractor' Provenzano looks like. This mafia boss is Italy's 'most wanted man' and has been on the run for the past 40 years! The Independent has an interesting article on how he has 'reformed' the Sicilian mafia.
3. It's not a rare thing to see the English language used in an unusual manner here in Rome on menus, shop titles, etc. However, it's nothing compared to what one finds at engrish.com.